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Conference: Strategies of Symbolic Nation Building in SE Europe Conference 9-10 May, University of Rijeka‏



Strategies of Symbolic Nation Building in SE Europe Conference 9-10 May, University of Rijeka‏ 

We are happy to announce the "Strategies of Symbolic Nation-Building in South Eastern Europe" Conference which will take place at Rijeka's Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, from May 8th to 10th.

Our special guest is Maria Todorova, famous historian who applied the theory of orientalism on Balkans, and so became one of the leading theorists regarding Balkan. She is the author of "Imagining the Balkans". The conference will host many more interesting theorists, who will be giving lectures on various subjects.

In two day conference time you will be able to attend lectures on most interesting subjects regarding nation-building strategies within Balkan culture. There will be talk of sport, monuments, ethnic identities, tranzition, food, war, HDZ, language, NATO, the history of Croatian coat of arms and many more.

Maria Todorova will hold the keynote speech titled: Weak Nationalism.



This conference in Rijeka represents a final event of a three year project of researching Cratia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia and Serbia. The whole project is funded by the Research Council of Norway.

Pdf program can be downloaded here